Baltic Filmfest Becoming NY Tradition
On November 7-10, the second Baltic Film Festival took place at New York’s Scandinavian House. During four days, the festival featured the best Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian films of recent years, as well as a selection of archival films that reflect life in the Baltic States, both in the past and today. The theme of the festival was “The Baltic Way 30 Years Later”.
Third European Capital of Culture 2024 Revealed
On 12 November, the third European Capital of Culture of 2024 was revealed. According to the rules, this city was to be in Austria, and the small town of Bad Ischl was declared the winner. The other two European Capitals of Culture 2024 will be Tartu and the Norwegian city of Bodø.
15th Annual EstDocs Film Festival in Toronto
The 15th annual EstDocs Estonian Documentary Film Festival wrapped up on November 10th after three days of screenings in Toronto. This year’s top prize went to Marianne Kõrver’s film “Tõnu Kõrvits. Lageda laulud” (Moorland Elegies) about the contemporay Estonian composer. The film’s director was on hand, as well as moderator Artur Talvik and filmmaker and this year’s jury member Jaanis Valk.
Estonia Rated as Having Highest Digital Readiness in Europe
Estonia is the country with the highest readiness for digital learning in the European Union, according to a survey published on November 13 . “Estonia’s leadership reflects its ambitious and innovative programs in the digital sphere, especially regarding the education system and digital infrastructure,” says a report prepared by the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), a think tank based in Brussels.